University of Toronto

Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada’s leading institution of learning, discovery and knowledge creation. We’re proud to be among the world’s top research-intensive universities, driven to invent and innovate. With 700 programs on three campuses to choose from, our undergraduate and graduate students learn from and work with professors recognized as global thought leaders in artificial intelligence, human rights and global security, autism and cancer research, robotics and nanotechnology, and even lie detection. U of T encourages collaboration across disciplines, with community and international partners, to spark the ideas, cutting-edge discoveries and inventions that will build a better world for tomorrow.

Research and Learning Environment
With an annual research budget of $1.1 billion, the university and its nine partner hospitals are a vital research engine for Toronto, Canada and the world. Our researchers’ papers are so influential they’re ranked second only to Harvard in citations. The university has more than a thousand research labs, access to state-of-the-art equipment and advanced computing. We have nine campus-led accelerators, courses and clubs to help students and faculty transform their ideas into startups. In 2017, U of T will launch an online portal to connect undergrads to research positions.

International Engagement
U of T welcomes 16,000 international students each year, has more than 552,000 alumni in 150 countries, and actively collaborates with other leading universities, research institutes and industry partners around the world. These partnerships include a material science mobility relationship with the University of Tokyo. More than 50 percent of papers published by U of T researchers are joint efforts with institutions outside Canada.

 

Core Research Strengths: 
Artificial intelligence and machine learning
Regenerative medicine
Cleantech and renewable energy
Advanced materials and manufacturing
Business and Management Science
Medieval studies and philosophy
Children’s health and development
Legal studies
Genomics
Urban studies